News - 2015

ISI's Terry Benzel and DETER Project Featured by NSF

December 21, 2015 On December 16, the National Science Foundation's website and social media feeds prominently featured a major cybersecurity study and recommendations co-led by ISI's Terry Benzel and colleagues at SRI International. Read More >

USC to teach researchers how to analyze biomedical information

November 10, 2015 The nation's first Training Coordination Center aims to spot trends among enormous amounts of data. Read More >

New SURE Center Targets Hardware Security

November 5, 2015 Matthew French, Jeffrey Draper and Wes Hansford have teamed to create a new R&D center addressing hardware assurance. Read More >

Pedro Szekely and Team Win Best Paper

November 2, 2015 A 20-member team headed by Pedro Szekely won the Best Applied Paper award at the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (IWSV) in October this year. Read More >

Benzel and Knight Honored at Inaugural ISI Achievement Awards

October 28, 2015 Terry Benzel and Kevin Knight each received ISI's first annual Institute Achievement Award on Friday, October 23rd. Read More >

Clifford Neuman Featured on KABC

October 27, 2015 ISI's Clifford Neuman was featured on KABC news on Sunday, October 25th, in a segment dedicated to the USC masters degree program in cybersecurity. Read More >

Perfect Passwords: Poems

October 23, 2015 ISI's Kevin Knight and Marjan Ghazvininejad headline The Washington Post's "Wonkblog" technology column on October 23, 2015 - the second time this month the Post column has featured ISI researchers. This week's Wonkblog focuses on creating the Holy Grail of passwords: sequences that are simultaneously highly memorable and virtually impossible to crack. Read More >

Majority Illusion

October 12, 2015 Kristina Lerman's work was prominently featured in The Washington Post's "Wonkblog" technology column on October 9, 2015. The column describes how a few popular individuals can have a highly disproportionate effect on public opinion, whether online or in person - a phenomenon appropriately known as the "majority illusion." Read More >

Emilio Ferrara Joins ISI

October 9, 2015 Emilio Ferrara has joined ISI from Indiana University, where he was a research scientist in the Network Science Institute. He also has been a visiting researcher at the Royal Holloway University of London and at Vienna Polytechnique, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Network Sciences Institute. Read More >

Tal Hassner Joins ISI

October 8, 2015 Tal Hassner has joined ISI from the Open University of Israel, where he was an assistant professor (known there as a senior lecturer) in the mathematics and computer science department. Read More >

Bob Braden Team Completes Major Power Grid Study

October 5, 2015 An academic-industry team led by ISI's Bob Braden has finished a major survey of electric power grid data networks used by representative North American power companies. Read More >

Ewa Deelman Awarded Prestigious HPDC Honor

September 30, 2015 The prestigious International Symposium on High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC) has presented its 2015 achievement award to Ewa Deelman. Read More >